Living in Palmer, AK

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Palmer SnackAbility

6
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
8
Affordability
7
Diversity
8.5
Safety
5
Amenities
8
Education
8
Commute
5

Palmer, AK Crime Report

270
Total Crimes
3,647.2
Total Crimes / 100k People
42.00%
Above National Average

Palmer, AK Cost Of Living

112
Palmer's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average

Palmer, Alaska Info Snack

Palmer is a city in and the borough seat of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. It is part of the Anchorage Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city is 5,937.
Population
6,978
Unemployment
10.8%
Poverty
12.8%
Median Home
$204,300
Median Income
$60,350
Median Rent
$951

Palmer, AK Photos

Source: Public Domain
Source: Public Domain

Rankings for Palmer in Alaska

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Map Of Palmer, AK

Population over time in Palmer

Year Population % Change
2017 6,978 3.0%
2016 6,773 3.1%
2015 6,572 1.9%
2014 6,449 3.2%
2013 6,250 1.0%
2012 6,186 3.0%
2011 6,007 2.0%
2010 5,891 2.2%
2009 5,762 -
Crime/100k Palmer AK USA
Violent Crime 351.2 885.0 368.9
Murder 0.0 6.4 5.0
Robbery 27.0 121.5 86.2
Aggravated Assault 283.7 595.4 246.8
Property Crime 3296.0 3300.5 2199.5
Burglary 162.1 539.6 376.0
Larceny 2904.2 2219.0 1594.6
Car Theft 229.6 541.9 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Palmer

White
72.4% (5,054)
African American
2.6% (184)
American Indian
7.5% (522)
Asian
1.6% (109)
Hawaiian
0.5% (32)
Other
0.2% (11)
Two Or More
9.1% (638)
Hispanic
6.1% (428)
Race Palmer AK USA
White 72.4% 61.0% 61.1%
African American 2.6% 3.1% 12.3%
American Indian 7.5% 14.0% 0.7%
Asian 1.6% 6.2% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.5% 1.2% 0.2%
Other 0.2% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 9.1% 7.4% 2.4%
Hispanic 6.1% 6.9% 17.8%

Household Income For Palmer, Alaska

Less than $10,000
4.4% (30,653)
$10,000 to $14,999
5.0% (34,786)
$15,000 to $24,999
7.8% (54,763)
$25,000 to $34,999
8.5% (59,585)
$35,000 to $49,999
15.4% (107,804)
$50,000 to $74,999
19.3% (135,013)
$75,000 to $99,999
14.3% (99,882)
$100,000 to $149,999
15.6% (109,181)
$150,000 to $199,999
6.1% (42,708)
$200,000 or more
3.4% (23,420)
Income Palmer AK USA
Less than $10,000 4.4% 4.0% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 5.0% 3.0% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 7.8% 6.5% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 8.5% 7.0% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 15.4% 10.5% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 19.3% 17.9% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 14.3% 14.2% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 15.6% 19.6% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 6.1% 9.3% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 3.4% 7.9% 7.0%

Gender in Palmer

Female
48.4% (3,374)
Male
51.6% (3,604)
Gender Palmer AK USA
Female 48.4% 47.8% 50.8%
Male 51.6% 52.2% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Palmer for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
2.0% (139)
9-12th Grade
6.0% (418)
High School / GED
38.0% (2,651)
Some College
26.0% (1,814)
Associate's Degree
7.0% (488)
Bachelor's Degree
13.0% (907)
Master's Degree
6.0% (418)
Professional Degree
1.0% (69)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (69)
Education Palmer AK USA
< 9th Grade 2.0% 3.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 6.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 38.0% 28.0% 27.0%
Some College 26.0% 27.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 7.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 13.0% 18.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 6.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

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